Fourth German WPC Congress to Break Records

The European lead congress of the WPC-industry! (13. & 14.12.2011, Maritim Hotel Cologne, Germany)

Growth trend of Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) continues at a double-digit rate. Market players’ power of innovation has been proven to be a reliable door-opener to new applications and markets. But what moves this industry? What are existing barriers and how can they be overcome?

The Fourth German WPC Congress, taking place in Cologne, Germany, 13-14 December 2011, will discuss these questions and expand its position as the European lead congress of the branch. The organizer “nova-Institut for Ecology and Innovation” expects more than 300 participants from Germany and abroad to discuss actual challenges and solutions across the entire WPC value chain.

The congress embeds Europe’s biggest WPC exhibition with around 30 companies and scientific institutions.
A traditional highlight will be the WPC Innovation Award, honoring breakthrough results in the areas of application, material and process. The organizer offers an early bird discount until 31st of August.
More information on programm, exhibitors and participants is available on

WPC Innovation Award sponsor: BASF Color Solutions Germany GmbH

Congress sponsor: Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG, Werzalit GmbH & Co. KG.

Media partners: Medienpartner: FORDAQ, plasticker, bioplastics MAGAZINE, EUWID,, Extrusion, GAK, Plastruction, Holz-Zentralblatt, MACPLAS, Forum nachhaltig wirtschaften, Timber Web, sowie International Business Directory for Innovative Bio-based Plastics and Composites (iBIB 2011),, Bio-based News.

Kongress-partners: AVK, Dr. Hans Korte, kunststoffland NRW e.V., HDH, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer WKI, VDM, Stiftung Arbeit und Umwelt, VHI.

Dominik Vogt:
Phone: +49 (0) 2233-48 14 49


nova-Institut GmbH, press release, 2011-07-31.


AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik (UMSICHT)
Hauptverband der Deutschen Holz verarbeitenden Industrie (HDH)
nova-Institut GmbH
Reifenhäuser EXTRUSION Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Stiftung Arbeit und Umwelt
Verband der Deutschen Holzwerkstoffindustrie e.V. (VHI)
Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie (VDM)


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